"Project CARS is designed to be more than a soulless simulator," I wrote in a preview last year. "It may be underpinned by reams of official engineering specifications and raw data, but every facet of the game has been pored over and tweaked by real racing drivers to give it the human touch.
"The handling benefits from similar attention and feels fantastic, both played on a Dualshock 4 and the Thrustmaster T300RS Racing wheel. Boasting scalable assists or pure manual everything-off simulation, the best thing I can say is that the car in the game felt much like the car I actually drove, on the track I actually drove it on. Right down to where I needed to change gear and brake. Take from that what you will."
Project CARS may have been delayed, but we're in the final stretch and I daresay that some of you might be looking for a racing wheel. Thankfully Zavvi are on hand with some decent markdowns on the latest PS4 and Xbox One peripherals.
First off, you can buy the Thrustmaster T300 RS for only £189.99. The word "only" may be relatively, but the fact is that Amazon want nearly £250 for the PS3 and PS4-compatible racing setup. I've used the T300 RS before and it's a fantastic bit of kit.
Too rich for your blood? The Thrustmaster T80 Racing Wheel is only £59.99. It's PS4-compatible and you'll get pedals too.
Seriously dedicated virtual petrolheads might want to consider the Thrustmaster TH8A Add-on Shifter For PS4, Xbox One, PS3 & PC at £89.99. It's basically a gearstick. But you'll save about a tenner by my count.
Finally. Xbox One owners can pick up the Ferrari 458 Spider Replica Racing Wheel for £64.99. It's a nice branded piece of merchandise by all accounts, though the saving is slim at £4 vs Amazon (but much larger compared to the RRP).